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Blue waterlily, Tropical royalblue waterlily
Nymphaea elegans
Nymphaeaceae


General Landscape Uses:

Water gardens and along pond and lake edges.
Availability:
Grown by enthusiasts.
Description:
Floating aquatic wildflower
Dimensions:
N/A; floating aquatic.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Texas and Louisiana and in peninsular Florida from Levy county south to Hendry and Collier counties and scattered elsewhere; northern Bahamas and Mexico.
Habitats:
Sloughs, marshes and swamps.
Soils:
Wet, poorly-drained organic soils.
Nutritional Requirements:
High; requires rich organic soils for optimal growth.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Drought Tolerance:
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
Light Requirements:
Full sun to light shade.
Flower Color:
Blue or pale violet.
Flower Characteristics:
Showy.
Flowering Season:
Spring-summer.
Fruit:
Fruit berrylike.


 


Roger L. Hammer
Keith A. Bradley
Keith A. Bradley
Keith A. Bradley
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton